Minnesota Wild forward Marcus Foligno
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Minnesota Wild forward Marcus Foligno suffers season-ending injury

Published April 2, 2024 at 9:23 PM

Before their game against the Ottawa Senators tonight, the Minnesota Wild announced that veteran forward Marcus Foligno has undergone season-ending surgery to address a core muscle problem.

Foligno is anticipated to make a full recovery in time for training camp in September.

Marcus Foligno underwent successful core muscle repair surgery today and will miss the remainder of this season. He is expected to be fully recovered before the start of training camp in September. #mnwild

Foligno last played on March 23 against the St. Louis Blues and has missed the team's past two games against the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights. With this surgery, the Wild will be without Foligno for the remainder of the season, which is a significant setback as they vie for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.

During the 2023-24 season, the 32-year-old Foligno notched 10 goals and 22 points with a +10 rating and accumulated 59 penalty minutes across 55 games. This is a slight decline from his performance last season, where he recorded 21 points and 97 penalty minutes in 65 games. Foligno also logged 179 hits this season (averaging 3.25 per game), down from 237 hits (averaging 3.65) in the 2022-23 campaign.

In September, the Wild secured Foligno's services by signing him to a four-year contract extension worth $4 million annually. The extension will kick in next season and run through the 2027-28 season.

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